Copyright Trends

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    That article is over a year old and Congress did pass copyright legislation in late 2018 which moots a lot of the meanderings.
     
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    ok, Enough with the copyright trends!
     
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    I, for one, think copyrights should be very short term. or at least Patents should be. Today's world moves fast. People are greedy. Let the competition happen fast. There's very little that is actually really "new" , just rehashed in a patent-able way.
     
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    Exactly! Take the BD cafe, for instance. When a....um....similar thread is posted, some feel this is an infringement.

    But in the real world things are changing too fast. Let it rip, i say.
     
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    Apparently some of the early Mickey Mouse material is public domain/off copyright now. Disney has been one of the largest proponents of changing copyright law to extend way beyond the old rules.

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    Interesting. Steamboat Willie is over 95 years old, correct?
     
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    btw, I want everyone to know a thread about Copyright Trends is not a Copycat Thread. thanks.
     
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    As an author of about 40 patents i strongly disagree.
    So much time and effort is spent on innovation, that will stop if you give it all to the copycats who never invented anything.
    Yup, Chinese copying and selling Fender amps, guitars, Ford trucks, Hewlett Packard Computers, etc.
    50 years from now we will have nothing new, still using ancient technology because its not worth the effort and money to invest in discovering new things.
    Hope you like rice and being unemployed
    You are not letting the "competition happen" by having short term patents. You are letting "copycats happen".
     
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    The Mouse is still a trademark but the films themselves are now public domain. That will create some interesting situations as copyrighted original source material goes into the public domain but a corporation still holds a trademark on elements of it. What a great time to be an IP lawyer. Knew I should have gone to law school...
     
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